The first day of autumn and already the leaves are falling. The garden is loving the rain, though. Especially the zucchinis. Which is good because the more zucchinis the more I can make Zucchini and Haloumi fritters. They're equally great for an evening meal, served with salad, or for a party served as tapas - it's the same recipe though. They are really delicious hot or cold. The recipe is based on one from this book.
Zucchini and Haloumi Fritters
300g zucchini (i used 3 mid sized ones)
200g haloumi cheese
2 T chopped chives
1/4 cup flour (i used buckwheat coz it is gluten free)
coarsely grate the zucchini and the cheese (food processor makes this very quick)
combine all the above ingredients
heat a small amount of oil in heavy based frying pan
form fritters using heaped spoonfuls of the mixture and cook in batches - about 2 minutes each side or until golden and firm. Drain on crumpled paper towel.
Delicious served with tomato relish and/or Greek style yoghurt.
For tapas make the fritters smaller. decorate each with a wee dob or relish and a wee dob of yoghurt and a few sprinkles of chives. Could also be made a bit more rectangular for dipping into an accompanying sauce
Can be served hot or cold.